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The Policy Unit

Topical research focussed on foreign policy analysis and international human rights policies

Refouling those in danger – How US migration policy continues to violate the security of the family and individual

With all areas considered, there is no doubt that the Remain in Mexico policy is a multi-layered, flagrant violation of a multitude of international documents. While immigration is a touchy issue in the current political climate, the enforcement of migration laws need not be this harsh.

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Failure to distinguish: How the recent Sa’ada prison attack adds to violations of humanitarian law in Yemen

The attacks in Sa’ada are a sad reiteration of the disregard for civilian life in the ongoing conflict. The attack was one of many committed over the last 8 years that demonstrates how fast to act both sides to the conflict are in their ignorance towards their humanitarian obligations.

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Another year, another Prime Minister: prospects for Japanese foreign policy under Kishida -“selective hawkishness”?

How long Kishida remains in office depends on the potentially uncomfortable choices he will have to make: as the moderate leader of a conservative-dominated party, either his old dovishness will alienate the LDP right or his new hawkishness will alienate the Japanese public.

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